2010-2011 Chapter Report
President: Matthew Shives
Vice President: Christopher DiGangi
MD Delta Induction Ceremony
Number of New Members Inducted:
Number of Continuing Members:
Describe the two most interesting or unusual chapter activities this year:
Annual Pi Mu Epsilon Lecture: Dr. Michael Pearson, MAA, "A Ramble around the History of Pi." Induction ceremony: The College president and provost attended, along with mathematics students and faculty and family members. We celebrated afterward with a reception and our traditional PME cake. We note that our long-time faculty correspondent, Judy Seymour, is retiring this year. We're not sure we can get along without her.
Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present a paper at the 2011 PME national meeting at MathFest in Lexington, Kentucky?
No, maybe next year!
Do you have any news about current students or recent graduates, for example, scholarships or other awards, acceptances to graduate school, paper presentations at conferences?
Several of our students will participate in summer research programs: Kizza Nandyose will participate in the RIPS (Research in Industrial Projects) program at UCLA. Dubravka Bodiroga will participate in the Hood College Summer Research Institute. Chris DiGangi has been accepted into the SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship) program at NIST.
If you were awarded a PME Lectureship, Conference, or Prize Grant within the past year, please briefly describe the results.
We awarded the Pi Mu Epsilon Book Prize at the College's Honors and Awards Program to two graduating seniors, Chad Doremus and Derrick Kuhn. We gave each of them a copy of "Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth," the graphic novel about Bertrand Russell and the foundations of logic.